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The only Buddhist chaplains I have ever heard of was a Tibetan monk who first got his 20-year Geshe degree from the Dalai Lama and were assigned to act as chaplain to a Tibetan regiment in the Indian army. The only comment the made was that the tent he lived in was very very hot. In the Buddhist tradition, it takes years of learning how to do the practicings, mastering our mind, under the guidance of a teacher. And it is considered wrong to teach until our teacher has assessed us as being ready TO teach. Teaching before we have developes some firm ego-mastery only increases our ego and we create negative karma for ourselves. And it is considered negative karma to teach before we have the inner wisdom TO teach. Buddhism is learning from doing the practices, and this takes decades ... no book or spoken words will teach us Buddhism, because is about inner insight and experience, and words are merely intellectual concepts that cannot convey experience adequately.

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